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November 12, 2012

Multifaceted Web Community Launched by Polar Bears International to Help Save Polar Bears

By Tabitha Naylor, Contributing Writer

A multifaceted Web community, My Planet, My Part, has been launched by Polar Bears International (PBI). In order to improve the health of the planet by reducing their carbon footprint, it offers visitors inspiration and information about how they can help save polar bears.

With a robust line-up of live HD videos featuring polar bears and conservation experts, visitors to the site will surely be inspired. This has been made possible thanks to the partnership with a philanthropic media organization and its Pearls of the Planet initiative, 

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In addition, Polar Bears International will continue its groundbreaking educational series, Tundra Connections. The live webcasts let viewers ask questions to world-leading experts about polar bears, the Arctic and climate change, including guests from the Discovery Education Network and National Wildlife Federation.

Krista Wright, PBI VP, stated that in creating programs that foster stewardship and education, Polar Bears International is all about how to save polar bears and their Arctic habitat.

“Now with My Planet, My Part, we have the opportunity to bring these champions together to inspire others, not only to help polar bears, but to help improve the health of the whole planet by reducing their carbon footprint," Wright said

Dr. Steven Amstrup, PBI senior scientist, explained that the launch of My Planet, My Part is very timely. Polar bears living on Hudson Bay near Churchill, Canada, which are featured on My Planet, My Part, are having to wait longer every autumn for sea ice to return to critical hunting areas. To the polar bears' survival, the sea is essential because it is only from that frozen platform in which they can catch their primary prey, seals.

The Polar Bear Ambassador Contest is looking for stories, photos and video of how you're cutting carbon emissions in your home, school and/or community.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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